Category: High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain

Report Reveals Apple’s Procurement Management Practices Which Are Not Necessarily Collaborative

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls attention to a published report exposing Apple’s procurement management practices which are not necessarily collaborative, and which is certain to fuel ongoing debate as to whether extracting aggressive cost savings from suppliers adds to sustaining product innovation.

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Report Indicating Foxconn Will Open Previously Announced U.S. High Tech Production Facility This Year

A published Bloomberg News report indicates that global contract manufacturer Foxconn Founder Terry Gou has pledged to kick-start the opening of previously announced U.S. based production facility located in the state of Wisconsin.

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Foxconn Reports Improved Profitability and an Optimistic Outlook

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights improved profitability and an optimistic outlook shared this week by Foxconn Technology for the September-ending quarter despite ongoing trade and tariff disruption occurring across high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand networks.

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Contrast in Political Influence: Apple Can Continue to Build Mac Pro Computers in the United States

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a contrasting commentary relative to small and midsized businesses being impacted by the ongoing U.S. and China tariff war, and Apple, a large and highly influential consumer electronic giant being able to garner tariff exemption decisions to its favor.

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Supply Chain Matters Taking a Brief Pause

The Supply Chain Matters blog informs global-wide readers of a brief pause in blogging activities because of annual vacation.

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Implications of a Growing Trade Conflict Involving South Korea and China

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides perspectives on a building trade feud that is currently occupying the attention of high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand networks. It includes heated trade tensions among two influential technology producing regions, Japan and South Korea, each of which are critical links to these networks.

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Breaking: United States to Delay Some of the Newly Proposed Tariff Actions on China Imports

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides perspectives on today’s breaking news that the Trump Administration has elected to both delay tariffs on a yet to be disclosed, select number of products, as well as eliminate duties on certain others, that were all scheduled to take effect at the beginning of September.

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Added Visibility to Apple’s Hardware Supply and Product Demand Risk Mitigation Efforts

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update on Apple’s ongoing supply and product demand network risk mitigation efforts in the light of an escalating trade war involving the United States and China.

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Chinese Branded Railcars and Buses- A Potential Different U.S. Market Presence and Lost Opportunity

The Supply Chain Matters blogs provides a further update to our ongoing five-year streaming commentary related to Chinese branded railcars making an opportunistic market presence among U.S. public transit systems.

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The Change and Opportunity of New Product Leadership for Apple

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary related to Apple’s latest executive leadership changes and the company’s head of global operations now assuming leadership of product design and management, in addition to global supply chain.

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Other Trade Developments Stemming from Last Week’s G-20 Trade Meeting

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights other noteworthy developments coming out of last week’s G-20 Summit meeting that will likely have some implications to global trade.

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